Couple Accused of Stealing From Toy Drive

By Michelle Wayland
|  Wednesday, Apr 6, 2011  |  Updated 10:06 AM PDT
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Couple Accused of Stealing From Toy Drive

NBC San Diego

Timoteo and Rowena Orque were arrested Monday at their home for allegedly stealing toys donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities this past Christmas season

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A husband and wife have been arrested for allegedly stealing toys donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities this past Christmas season, according to San Diego police.

Timoteo and Rowena Orque were arrested Monday at their home.

Police say the couple entered the North Island Credit Union on Copley Drive in San Diego at about 11 a.m. on December 16.

“Employees at the Credit Union had set up a toy donation bin for the Ronald Mc Donald House Charities and placed it in the lobby,” said Det. Laura Zizzo.

The couple walked directly to the donation bin containing brand new toys while carrying an empty mail bin, police said.

“The suspects took several toys and placed them in the mail bin, covering them with a jacket,” said Det. Zizzo.

They fled the scene in a burgundy vehicle, police said.

“The incident was caught on surveillance video,” said Det. Zizzo. “After a lengthy investigation, detectives determined the registered owner of the burgundy vehicle was Timoteo Orque.”

The Orques were both arrested on one count each of commercial burglary.

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